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but you also. may not a politician but we see that it is arab countries that sit on the world's greatest who reserves and the whist just cannot stay away from such tremendous wealth so in order to get their heads without oil the west employs what i was cultural terrorist from. breaking news here on r.t. international russian photographer is dead after being missing in eastern ukraine from the. islamic state militants release a video showing the execution of another u.s. journalist in revenge for american. forces in iraq.
the final day of commemoration ceremonies marking the tenth anniversary of the baseline school massacre. in beslan we'll bring you the recollections of the survivors. as the ukrainian army is driven back from the embattled region follows local fights is on their mission. protesters are gathering in newport in wales where security is tight ahead of a two day nato summit we look at what's driving a push for more troops in eastern europe to pay for it.
well you're watching r t international we're coming to you live from moscow where it's ten am it's good to have you with us. and we start with breaking news here on r.t. international it's been confirmed that russian photographer andre stannin is dead had been missing in eastern ukraine for almost a month let's cross to correspond to renegotiate for more on this tragic development arena what more can you tell us. understanding has been missing since august first and it was a month filled with hopes and worries for those who are working with him the odds first is that right now information agency was presumed dead he was missing as no information about his whereabouts was provided was it all ends tragically now that we have the results of d.n.a. tests which do show that the remains found in southeastern ukraine do belong to andris day in and here's the official statement from the head of the information agency on this. quote gundry's fate and demanded
that international organizations freed him where thankful to everyone in russia and their broad for your activities and for your support. unfortunately when we were trying to do everything possible and even impossible for his freedom and really was already no longer with us. not throughout this entire month various countries on various information was coming from ukrainian officials who at one point were claiming that andre was aiding and abetting and to kiev fighters in southeastern ukraine whom he have calls terrorists then they went on to withdraw that statement various all first from intermediaries were coming interest is toward a news agency offering to exchange andrzej for ukrainian soldiers those were not meant obviously so finally after not getting any information not even a clue from kiev about it under a speech russia was forced to conduct its own investigation in andries dear friends
to journalists working with him in the conflict area also took part in that investigation and they have discovered their means of a car in which andrea was following a convoy of refugees there means a car that was fired upon along with a convoy of refugees in the region of ten yards did look like country's body was among the burnt bodies of other victims who were also caught in that fire which was inflicted upon them by ukrainian military troops he was thirty three years old he's been to many other conflict zones friends and colleagues say that he was never afraid he was always does seeking to do the best job possible in the most and the most hard circumstances and now of course to a month of raising has ended very tragically for those working and for those working here to see where the news agency and of course for his friends and colleagues are enough thank you very much for the update shelties are we not going
to the reporting well understand it was a respected photographer who worked in conflict zones all over the world for media outlets such as reuters and a.p. these are some of the last pictures he took while walking in ukraine before covering the ongoing arm yourselves in the country's east he was in kiev during the mass anti government rallies on the square. more than a dozen journalists have been killed abducted interrogated and tortured in ukraine learn more about their fate in the conflict zone on our website that is r.t. dot com now a second american reporter has apparently been executed by islamic state militants steven was taken captive more than a year ago and was previously seen in the video where another u.s. journalist james foley was beheaded you can has the story. because it's a scenario that we've seen before when another american journalist james foley was
beheaded two weeks ago similar orange jumpsuits a desert setting an executioner with the british accent in both videos and now the westerner threatened to be killed next when these islamic state your heart is beheaded james foley two weeks ago they showed stephen sokoloff in that same video and vowed to kill him unless the u.s. started air strikes against the isis soto's mother addressed the isis shortly before he was killed here i ask you to please my child. as a mother a school just says to be merciful and not punishment for matters he has no control over. kidnapped at the syria turkey border last year he was thirty one years old he had written for the time and foreign policy magazines he reported from syria turkey egypt bahrain after stephen sort of the islamic state is threatening to execute david paints a british citizen david haynes reportedly had experience with the british military
he did security work for nonprofit organizations leader now these long state doesn't just working americans in the video they warn other governments against becoming part of quote unquote this evil alliance of america against the islamic state after the killing of james foley president obama made it clear that the executions would not stop the airstrikes some u.s. officials say for anything murders like these could only make america more involved in the fight against the jihadi school. or the islamic state to become the richest terrorist groups ever exist with two billion dollars in their war chest now to put that into perspective the taliban's got a budget of fifty six million with such funds at their disposal the jihadists are able to maintain a well armed and supplied army but where does the money come from well known as half their cash comes from captured oil fields in syria and iraq robbing banks going to the militants approximately four hundred thirty million dollars money
laundering in smuggling also forms a large part of the budget middle east expert joshua landis told us that the fight against islamic state militants will turn into another afghanistan for the united states. it's very difficult in this situation because isis dominates a region the size of great britain in both syria and iraq if you're going to destroy them and kill them. and hit their buildings you have to have somebody else to replace them otherwise they'll just spring up and you'll infuriate the sunnis that are trapped in between baghdad and damascus so the us has to come up with a strategy somebody has to pay for it and there has to be an exit strategy and obama does not want to get stuck in some swamp the way the u.s. did in iraq originally or in afghanistan without an exit strategy a lot easier on a boy who discussed the rising jihadist threat and its effect on the west with british muslim social and political activist anjem choudary and you can watch that on thursday on r.t.
international. memorial services in the south russian city of beslan are entering their final day the nation is marking ten years since a deadly terrorist attack on a school where chechen militants took over a thousand people hostage for three days the attack took the lives of three hundred thirty four people most of them children and their mothers. reports from beslan. we are in the baseline jim this is the epicenter of the tragedy and the whole place has become this very touching memorial i just want to point out some of the things that we've got here aside from the faces of the victims lining the walls including this lady galina sequoyah who we're going to talk about in just a little bit you can see all the different toys for example and of course flowers lining this entire area especially for today's event and the bullet holes that were left behind during the attack and the rescue operation that followed now while the
photos of the dead are lying in the walls here more than three hundred people including. that i mentioned her daughter was actually with her here in the gym. died protecting her her daughter and another friend of hers both survived the attack and now ten years later they came back to the school for the first time and they spoke with us about their memories more than three hundred candles shined in the darkness each one a life lost in the baseline siege ten years ago angela sequoyah and diana aleko the made it through the terrible attack then only seven years old on the first day of class their rescue was preserved in photos both gruesome and iconic. you know when you're stoned i remember i was with my mom and the men came up to me and put me into a car so i was in a car when this picture was taken that i mean god and it's just that that
particular thing i don't really remember how they brought me out of there i just remember a man took me and carried me through some gardens or something and my face was covered with blood the blood dried out in my eyelashes and i couldn't open my eyes and i remember that i still had two ponytails my mom made of me. this is the grave of angela's mother who died protecting her during the attack while angela and diana were spared the fate of many of their classmates on that horrible day they say their childhoods are buried here among the victims now after this tragedy you remember all those terrible things and this is not normal childhood once you start remembering those years when you were a child you remember this terror attack a matter of vividly you don't remember anything else. they say the ordeal forced them to accept the harsh realities of life and comprehend things no child should but they add that the memories of the people they lost must live on with the next
generation is that which and this is important for me somehow i want my children to know about it and never forget maybe when i tell them what happened they will begin to understand certain things and treasure alive because it can stop an end in moment and a day anything may happen to us that. matter as our team baseline. and you can join us throughout wednesday for our coverage of the third and final day of memorial events in beslan. in other news these aerial images show the remains of a village in the dawn yes region in eastern ukraine devastated by
a military campaign at least fifteen hundred people used to live there now as you can see it's empty and houses lie in ruins nearby villages and towns are still being bombed despite anti government forces pushing the army out. followed the fighters on one of their missions. with the anti-government fighters in the outskirts of the town of ill advised we're travelling to where they think they might still be ukrainian soldiers hiding walking through the fields well we're following we enter government troops now this part of the town is supposed to be the use of the ukrainian army but they're coming just to check that there's nothing no soldiers hiding here no mines on the ground. this fight right now if you like and yet. you still hear us. right next to us. just you think. it's
a vicious. ok you heard that explosion. this explosion is going to be i think. we can assume a ground. you can hear some of. the firing coming from behind us and some of. in front of us. since all these anti-government rifles have actually been winning most of the systems here in eastern ukraine what do you find a little bit of. we saw an armored vehicle belonging to the ukrainian military entering our territory we did not invite them here we want to live freely on our own land. there are no russians here and there never were there is only the local population who rose up to defend themselves do you see any russians or chechens here. but i know way back like i say it was
a successful mission and it's just a matter of time before not only to be entire town obgyn the vice going to surrounding areas but indeed the whole of eastern ukraine is you may have noticed the hot seat on the outskirts of a device. where the u.n. secretary general says peace in ukraine is crucial for peace in all europe in the bell discusses the crises in cross talk later here on r.t. . cared for in retreat u.k. and civil war is grounded into a stalemate in the economy it's crushing this is created an opening for dialogue all parties seize the moment all moscow continue to be played. coming up here on altie international reaching out for an alternative view but getting a media war response ukraine launches a new channel to promote view on international affairs as a boat shows an on air interviews on stage tries to learn more about the media
outlets. plus a quick mind takes it all in the u.k. immigrants pursuing british citizenship test it with questions that puzzle many britons themselves later in the program it's what me attempt to answer one of the questions from the sets. differently here in syria now many of the members of congress of both parties have gone to syria in recent months has said. mr president which is diddy's telling you you can. still be at peace to syria is going to be a subset of. the
stories we cover here not going here in iraq that our big story the extra headlines the reason they don't want international airport. now let's break the set. amid the crisis in eastern ukraine kiev is launching a new english language t.v. channel aimed at promoting its point of view on the raging conflict on global affairs that's called ukraine today r.t. house and he said now i reached out to the networks executive producer for more
details of the conversation didn't go exactly as planned joining us in the now is to push no but the executive producer of ukraine today i just want to share our audience a little taste of your broadcast. your what. can we see that when our name is bike you are also responsible for sols and so thousand of this in my country and russia today who financed by criminally in. my county by about ukraine and that's why i don't want to communicate with you and they call to my international colleagues don't cooperate to visit russia today could you just tell us a little bit more about ok very good ok well let me say later joined kevin over in here in the studio to talk about that interview. invited her on and as our audience just saw the invitation to come on and have frank dialogue should the
questions beforehand she could have been well prepared with arguments and we didn't get to that because the. goal of coming on was to show this sign of russia today stop lying which we did and unfortunately right now what we're seeing on social media is ukraine today trying to say that we cut them off we just absolutely listen to the law if you're not only wasn't there i went back to it to make sure our audience saw what an invitation for dialogue was turned into i think what it comes down to calve and we of course and the witnesses that were it were in a media war and this is part of the game we're going to continue to invite these people on we're not going to stop we're going to continue to make the statement you know and your producers were trying to get yeah we're going to fight it refuse we're not going to give up we want to have all perspectives on our t.v. certainly on in the now it's something we try very hard to do and this is going to be stuff that happens if we continue to do that but we're not going to stop we're not going to back down let's just take a quick look at some of the. of the this is unsuitable ukraine
today. so do you. want to. hold. my. tongue extend does that reflect what we see on the broader channel how much more if you see pretty much all we're seeing right now because they don't have presenters they don't have reporters yet they've basically just started for now they have big plans they're portraying themselves are trying to portray themselves as the information channel on a lot of interviews. that town has given to b.b.c.'s al-jazeera she's talked about how they're going to be in for renee they're not going to that question day they're not going to be propaganda and not sort of running a promo talking about how russia is a threat to the entire world could be deemed not propaganda but it's for the viewers to you today. and you can watch a niece's full encounter with the executive producer of ukraine today on our you
tube channel on wednesdays in the now and he will bring you more reaction to the conversation you can watch it at six pm g.m.t. . now immigrants dreaming of british british citizenship are being put to the test however a citizen challenge designed to test hopefuls knowledge of their potential homeland is receiving criticism with even high profile politicians failing to answer some of the questions artie's marina costs are ever finds out how well britain's themselves fared. hundreds of years of history boiled down to twenty four questions questions that any migrants of war can age must get right if they stand a chance of becoming a british citizen. the pass mark is seventy five percent but even brits are having a hard time getting it right with just under half of those aged between eighteen to twenty four making the grade and what hope is there when even politicians get it wrong magna carta the literal translation is was what you have mag night i think
again you're testing me. it would be good for you to do this you know when would. the aim is really to stop people coming in there are other immigration policies for that really it's a really strong reassure the public something which it fails to do and invoke a sense of civic pride into immigrants that come to this country something which they also failed to do i didn't test because i was curious i actually thought i would face it but i didn't have a very biased toward sports and things which i wouldn't consider relevant to what it means to be living in england i think it would make more sense to all think what's the difference between england great britain the united kingdom because that's the here and now even though the brits are citizenship task has been described as a bad pub quiz and on fit for purpose it was conceived as a way to test the candidates knowledge of birds a slow life and signs of anguish this is supposed to ensure a person can end so great and super it's our society but what mates have to fail and that's why some feel it's unfair and even able critical of the government so
expect foreigners to know more about british values and this story than them i think it's very bad record together i think it's put together by people who haven't been immigrants themselves so you have the information about how tall the illuminati is in feats and meters about how old approximately how big about was common how or six one hundred you know when you get that one wrong and. i don't know if i became more british and i certainly knew more obscure trivia about the united kingdom so what happens if you fail you have to wait a week fork out another fifty pounds and try again to pass a test that appears to show you know more about your new homeland than many of the people who were born there. maria costa of our reporting from london for r.t. . and every hour the r.t. produces putting us
a british presented to the test so far i've got four out of four but they promise me that the next question is a little bit tougher so let's take a look and see what it is. this is from the test i haven't seen these questions before which of the following statements is correct which of arkwright's develop new farming methods in the u.k. oh richard wright developed efficient and profitable factories. i've never heard of richard right so i'm going to take a guess that it was the factories that say. look at us five out of five that one was that was a bit of luck and we will be testing the presenters here on r.t. international every hour just to see how they get on. now raising money to bolster a military presence in eastern europe in the wake of the ukrainian crisis this is
one of the key issues to be discussed during an upcoming nato summit in the u.k. over the weekend hundreds of peace protesters hit the streets of newport in cardiff in wales they want less money spent on more nuclear weapons so could nato afford to boost defense infrastructure across eastern europe while currently the twenty eight member states spend as much as one trillion dollars a year maintaining what the alliance already have that means the organization alone gets more military funding than the rest of the world put together now washington is currently footing most of the bill with just over a quarter of nato is budget made up by other members those in the alliance are supposed to contribute two percent of their g.d.p. each year but not everybody does in fact more than eighty five percent of countries on the list on willing or simply not ready to provide that much cash peace activists. thinks it's time that the summit is well the timing of the summit is well picked and it's looked by accident that every order to the subject of the nato
summit will be the question of the chips which was difficult to sell to the little binion but now with the crisis in ukraine the stepping up of the crisis. gives arguments to let's say the western military industrial complex to say look we need to search it it's for our security it's very important increased military presence in the region would be. would be very dangerous and could escalate the conflict. or the nato summit will begin on thursday and r.t. will be closely following events. the north atlantic treaty organization or more simply nato. i would like to invite the secretary general as well as the presidents of albania
croatia to join me here you have nato roadmap for the next ten years. to some of the headlines now from around the world starting in mali where four un peacekeepers have been killed and fifteen others injured when their convoy has a landmine a monday the un's base came under mortar fire which injured four civilians northern mali fell under control of separatists and al-qaeda linked extremists following a military coup in two thousand and twelve the un mission took over responsibility for security in the region last year after french troops forced is the mists from king towns. thousands of marched through the peruvian capital against what they say is fraud by the country's electoral council supporters of the former married name came to the rally after his name was removed from the ballot in the upcoming election right place broke the protesters movements as they're trying to march to
government buildings. to remind us of our breaking news here on r.t. international it's been confirmed that russian photographer andre stanton is dead he's been missing in eastern ukraine for almost a month russian investigators say stand in his car was shelled by the ukrainian army along with a refugee convoy a photo correspondent for the reno vesty news agency stead and had been working outside don't yet covering the ongoing conflict in the region he was thirty three years old. coming up next get a backstage pass to altie international the latest episode of news team stay with us.
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